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Born  1958, Kolkata, India. 




1977-82    Diploma (Fine Arts),Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata .


In the year 1994, Sanjay Bhattacharyya had his solo exhibition titled 'Rajiv Gandhi: Landscape of a Man' at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Perhaps, he is the only painter in India who has exhibited solo in N.G.M.A at such a young age.

Born in 1958, Bhattacharyya is known for British orthodox technique of water colour and realistic rendering in his mammoth size oil canvasses. He has painted portraits of our honourable Presidents Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma and Mr. K.R. Narayanan for Rashtrapati Bhawan. His portrait of Shri Rajiv Gandhi is a part of Mrs Sonia Gandhi's collection. He has had his solo exhibition of paintings in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata , New York and London.


A passionate photographer, Bhattacharyya has had 4 photography exhibitions in New Delhi, New York and Mumbai.





2013   'Confluence des Arts'  a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , jaipur.

2013   'Edge of Reason- and beyond, into pure creativity', presented by Indian Art Circle at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.

2011   'Master class', Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2011   'Reprise', Aicon Gallery, New York.

2010   'Holy Now', presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi at Gallery 27, London.

2010   Annual Exhibition, Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2010   'Home and the World', Aicon Gallery, New York.

2008   'Harvest 2008', organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi.

2008   'Mystic Expressions', Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1996   'Sanjay Bhattacharya 1981-96',Art Today, New Delhi.

1994   'Rajiv Gandhi: Landscape of a man', National Gallery of Modern Art(NGMA) and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1992   Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1991   Gallarie 88, Kolkata.

1989   Chitra koot Art Gallery, Kolkata.

1988   Gallery Aurobindo, New Delhi.